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Daimyo Gyoretsu Nodder Creative Kokeshi Diorama

  • Daimyo Gyoretsu Nodder Creative Kokeshi Diorama
  • Daimyo Gyoretsu Nodder Creative Kokeshi Diorama

NAME: Four nodder creative Japanese kokeshi in a Daimyo Gyoretsu diorama

SIZE: 2-3/4" tall, stand is 5-3/8 x 1-1/2"

CONDITION: Two chips in the paint on the jacket of the Samurai with the hat. The pine tree is has a little discoloring (needles turning brown with age).

NOTES: There are four nodder dolls, a palanquin, pine tree and a bridge. The stand and bridge are made of bamboo. Stamped "Japan" on the bottom.

During the Edo period, a law, called "Sankin Kotai" was created to help control the Daimyo (Feudal Lords). The law required every Daimyo to spend every other year in Edo (Tokyo). The travelling procession of the Daimyo household often included over 200 samurai (soldiers) and was called Daimyo Gyoretsu. With hundreds of Daimyo coming or going every year, these processions were common occurrences.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 November, 2009.

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